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Fred J. Schraeder

December 26, 1923 September 28, 2016
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Peoria- Fred J. Schraeder, age 92, of Springfield, formerly Peoria, passed away at 7:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at St. John Hospital in Springfield.

Born December 26, 1923 in Clifton, Ill. He was a son to Fred A. and Eva Marie Roth Schraeder. He married Helen R. Wilson on March 2, 1946 in Peoria. Fred honorably served in the United States Army during World War II. He served as state representative for 5 terms. Fred was a long-term natural disaster volunteer in the Peoria Unit of the American Red Cross, as well as, a volunteer at Methodist Hospital for many years. He was a docent at the old Illinois Capital in Springfield and was union president at Pabst Brewery Local #77. Fred and his wife owned and operated Sheridan Café for 13 years. He was a former member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and a current member of St. Agnes Church in Springfield in Springfield. Fred was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his wife Helen of 70 years; three sons, Ivan (Anna) Schraeder of St. Louis, MO, Fred M. (Michelle) Schraeder of Tulsa, OK, and Kevin (Sharon) Schraeder of Springfield, IL; ten grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and four sisters.

Cremation rights have been accorded and a private family graveside service will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials in Fred’s memory may be made to the American Red Cross.

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